Wednesday, March 2, 2011

pitted snow, crackled

pitted snow, crackled 
ice and clear running water
transform Pilgrim Creek

A few of the many faces of water, liquid, snow and ice. Thawing in the day's warmth, the snow on the banks has lost its crystalline structure, collapsing into a pitted, porous amalgam. The ice at the edge of the water looks like crackle glaze or shards of glass. The liquid water, flowing swift and clear, undermines the ice, leaving it suspended like a fractured glass shelf projecting from the bank or perched like a shattered shield on a log poking up from the creek. The sun shining on these three faces of water gives them an extra sheen.

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